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MWCC Implements LEAN Green Belt Practices College-Wide

Henry David Thoreau’s 160-year-old directive “Simplify, Simplify” is finding renewed meaning in today’s workplace. At Mount Wachusett Community College, seventeen employees recently received Lean Green Belt Certification to help streamline operations college-wide. Lean training teaches participants to examine how they do things with an eye toward identifying ways to achieve greater efficiency, eliminate waste and […]

MWCC Mentors Honored During Women’s History Month

Eight MWCC faculty and staff members who play an instrumental role in the lives of our students were recognized during the college’s annual Women’s Appreciation Day on March 26. For the past several years, students in Professor Susan Goldstein’s Journalism I class interview and write feature articles on women who are making a difference in the lives of others. […]

Area High School Juniors Show #Grit

  Two hundred area high school juniors were welcomed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual Juniors Symposium to gain insight into applying to colleges and universities, seeking financial aid and scholarships and related topics to help them succeed. One hundred juniors from Narragansett Regional, Fitchburg, Sizer Charter and Athol high schools attended the half-day symposium on March 17, while […]

Naturalization Ceremony Leads to 250 New U.S. Citizens (Sentinel & Enterprise)

GARDNER — For 250 people, Wednesday marked the first time they were able to call themselves American citizens. During a naturalization ceremony at Mount Wachusett Community College, 250 permanent residents of Massachusetts were sworn in as citizens of the United States. Citizenship candidates came to Massachusetts from 62 countries, including Mexico, Haiti, Cambodia, Morocco, Nepal, […]

Live Concert Provides Live Production Training

When the Boston-based band The Wicked Hangin Chads recently took to the MWCC theatre for a free show, they did more than entertain the audience with two hours of reggae fusion and flow art dancing. They provided an opportunity for Media Arts and Technology students to hone their video and audio production skills. While the band performed […]

Making Way for MWCC’s New Science and Technology Building

Last week’s snow plowing of the Gardner campus front lawn may have seemed like a strange sight, but the work was an essential first step in preparing for our new science and technology building. Following an extensive planning and design phase that began in 2013, the front lawn of the campus was identified as the […]

New $30k Commitment Freezes Tuition & Fees For High-Demand Transfer Programs

A new collaboration between Central Massachusetts’ four institutions of public higher education – Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University – will guarantee qualifying students their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high demand programs for $30,000 in four years. Presidents and representatives from the colleges and universities joined Secretary of Education […]

MWCC’s STEM Starter Summer Academy: Earn While You Learn

Aspiring scientists, engineers and mathematicians interested in high tech careers discovered a host of options during Mount Wachusett Community College’s second annual STEM Awareness Day on March 6. The event featured a variety of hands-on demonstrations ranging from trying out equipment used in 3D printing to creating a necklace containing one’s own DNA, as well […]

Senator Stephen M. Brewer to be Recognized as MWCC Foundation’s Citizen of the Year

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc. will honor long-serving former state Senator Stephen M. Brewer as the 2015 Harold E. Drake, Jr. Citizen of the Year at its annual Foundation Dinner on April 9 at Mount Wachusett Ski Area in Princeton. Outstanding MWCC students who receive foundation scholarship funds also will be honored. “Senator Brewer […]

Pedaling Along for a Cause (The Gardner News)

GARDNER About two dozen volunteers climbed aboard their spin-bikes at 9 a.m. on Sunday and began pedaling, and — with the exception of a short break now and then — they didn’t stop for the next three hours. The event, held at the MWCC Fitness and Wellness Center, was the 7th Annual Pedal to End […]